Traditional Latvian herbal medicinal plants used to treat parasite infections of small ruminants: A review

Alīna Kļaviņa, Dace Keidāne, Renāte Šukele, Dace Bandere, Līga Kovaļčuka (Coresponding Author)

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Abstract

Numerous treatment agents offering prophylaxis against livestock parasites are commercially available. However, because of increasing antiparasitic drug resistance, the increased popularity of environmentally friendly lifestyle choices, and organic farming, there is more demand for new alternatives to livestock anthelmintic control strategies and medications. It is important to develop antiparasitics that are safe, effective, inexpensive, and environmentally safe. Local, traditional herbal plants such as tansy, mugwort, wormwood, and heather may serve as treatments for intestinal parasites of sheep. This overview provides knowledge of traditional Latvian plants with antiparasitic activities to establish a database for further research to develop new herbal antiparasitic drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1548-1558
Number of pages11
JournalVeterinary World
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2021

Keywords*

  • Antiparasitic
  • Gastrointestinal nematodes
  • Heather
  • Mugwort
  • Polyphenols
  • Sheep
  • Tansy
  • Wormwood

Field of Science*

  • 4.3 Veterinary science

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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